Croydon Travel Guide

  • Croydon, London
    Croydon, London
    by Flamegirl
  • The Whitgift Almshouses, Croydon
    The Whitgift Almshouses, Croydon
    by Flamegirl
  • Queen's Gardens, Croydon
    Queen's Gardens, Croydon
    by Flamegirl

Croydon Things to Do

  • stroll in a park

    There are many parks in Croydon (it's a large borough) but here is a little info on a couple of them.The Queen's Gardens park is situated by the Council building (see my travelogue for more photos); it's quite small but well-kept, and as it's just by the Registry offices many couples (including my mum) get their wedding photos taken there. Just be...

    more
  • stroll in a park

    There are many parks in Croydon (it's a large borough) but here is a little info on a couple of them.The Queen's Gardens park is situated by the Council building (see my travelogue for more photos); it's quite small but well-kept, and as it's just by the Registry offices many couples (including my mum) get their wedding photos taken there. Just be...

    more
  • Fairfield Halls & Ashcroft Theatre

    Opened in 1962, this is a major entertainment & conference centre whose large concert hall has very good acoustics (and is often used for BBC recordings). It is made up of the concert hall, the Ashcroft Theatre and the Arnhem Gallery, and is home to the talented London Mozart Players.Films, plays, musicals, concerts and school speech days take...

    more

Croydon Hotels

See all 16 Hotels in Croydon
  • Premier Inn Croydon - South

    104 Coombe Road, Croydon, CR0 5RB, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Travelodge Croydon Central Hotel

    Dawnay Day Norfolk House, Wellesley Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1LH, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Premier Inn Croydon West

    The Colonnades Leisure Park, 619 Purley Way, Croydon, CR0 4RQ, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

Croydon Restaurants

  • Best for Curry!

    This is a contemporary restaurant, very clean and modern looking. Staff are really friendly and welcoming. The food has a lot of flavour, smells great and portions are generous. We have bought numerous colleagues down there and all were pleased. The owner mentioned they get many happy tourists from local hotels. This is a must, try out garam...

    more
  • the best Italian meal in town!

    Italian restaurants are 10 a penny in London, but few come as close to recreating the atmosphere and delightful dishes as this one.Opened around 15 years ago, Bagatti's is run by an Italian, has several italian staff members and buys only the best-quality ingredients (many brought fresh from Italy). A meal here is never a disappointment, and the...

    more
  • Croydon Hotels

    16 Hotels in Croydon

Croydon Nightlife

  • the "it" bar

    Tiger Tiger has opened since I moved away from Croydon, but I've visited a couple of times and it appears to be the new place to go out to, especially at weekends. Basically a bar with a restaurant section in the back, Tiger Tiger does good deals on food during the day, and in the evenings becomes a bar-cum-nightclub catering for a mixed-age...

    more
  • dancing in Croydon

    One of the main nightclubs in Croydon, I used to go here when I was about 18/19 and that is the average age of the clientele. At that age it was a good laugh; a nice place with three dance areas upstairs with garage, drum n bass and pop/RnB music, and a chill-out area downstairs with sofas, a bar and good arcade games. I went back when I was around...

    more
  • Ask a Question

    Got a question about Croydon? Get an answer from our Location locals and frequent travelers

Croydon Transportation

  • Flamegirl's Profile Photo

    by Flamegirl Written Sep 11, 2004

    Transport links connecting Croydon with London and the south coast are pretty good, if expensive. Most trains into London stop at Victoria or London Bridge; the Brighton - Bedford line runs through East Croydon (stopping helpfully at Luton Airport), and trains south to Gatwick Airport are also frequent.

    Unfortunately the Underground only goes as far south as Brixton, but trains run throughout the night (at least hourly from London Victoria) as do night buses.

    Finally, decades after the old trams stopped running in Croydon, a new Tramlink opened in 2000 and has since proved to be the most reliable public transport service in the UK! Also popular because it runs east-west (not north-south like the trains) connecting Croydon with Wimbledon, Beckenham Junction and New Addington.

    For a helpful site with links about all forms of public transport in Croydon, see link below.

    East Croydon Station, London

    Was this review helpful?

    more

Croydon Warnings and Dangers

  • Flamegirl's Profile Photo

    by Flamegirl Written May 22, 2005

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Whilst it's not a blackspot, violent crime has been gradually increasing in Croydon, such as the occasional shooting outside a nightclub or murder in a park. These are common enough events in any big city, but I feel less safe walking around late at night in Croydon than I used to a few years ago.

    There's no need to go to great lengths, but just exercise a sensible level of caution; try to avoid walking alone in the parks (including Queen's park) late at night, and be wary of certain areas such as Surrey Street and past the northern part of North End (near West Croydon Station) at night too.

    Was this review helpful?

    more

Croydon Off The Beaten Path

  • Pod's Profile Photo

    by Pod Written Oct 20, 2013

    Just outside Croydon is a great American Diner. in Shirley at 147 Wickham Road, CR0 8TE.
    Great food and drinks. No addatives or nasties in there food. I guarentee you will leave with a smile on your face.

    Inside Cadillac Diner, Shirley. Cadillac Diner Croydon.
    Related to:
    • Food and Dining
    • Family Travel
    • Luxury Travel

    Was this review helpful?

    more

Croydon Sports & Outdoors

  • Sportsfreak's Profile Photo

    by Sportsfreak Updated Apr 27, 2008

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    A little known secret is the towns club, Croydon FC, whose ground is in the suburb of Woodside on the outskirts of Croydon.
    Just jump on a Number 1(Elmers End) or 2(Beckenham Junction) tram from East Croydon and get off several stops later at Arena station and the ground is visible from the tram stop.
    Not well supported by the local community but i found the supporters to be a very friendly bunch and was witness to a cracking game of football (Croydon won 8-5! )
    Club has a website at www.croydon-fc.co.uk
    I will definetly go there again next season

    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Trains
    • Adventure Travel

    Was this review helpful?

    more

Croydon Favorites

  • Flamegirl's Profile Photo

    by Flamegirl Updated Sep 16, 2005

    Favorite thing: The auditorium of this "Arts and Entertainment Centre" has possibly the best acoustics in London. Home to a good classical orchestra, it is ideally suited to showing films, concerts, comedy shows, theatre, and school speech days (yes, I speak from experience).

    It's not very pretty from the outside, although the changing coloured lighting attempts to liven it up at night, but the venue is good nonetheless and provides a wide variety of entertainment to a wide range of audiences.

    See www.fairfield.co.uk to find out what's on.

    Fairfield Halls, Croydon
    Related to:
    • Music
    • Theater Travel

    Was this review helpful?

    more

Instant Answers: Croydon

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

84 travelers online now

Comments

Map of Croydon

View all Croydon hotels